Russell "Russ" Matthew Smith, 46, of Crystal Lake, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, Oct. 31, with his loving family by his side.
Russ was born May 10, 1967, in Elgin to the late Oliver “O. Jay” and Charlotte (nee Kruk) Smith.
Russ was a life-long resident of Crystal Lake, achieving his Eagle Scout award in 1984. He graduated from Crystal Lake South High School in 1985 and Iowa State University in 1989 with a business degree, and was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.
Russ was self-employed for 14 years selling collectibles and vintage items, specializing in antique violins.
Russ is survived by his mother, Charlotte A. Smith; brother, Wendell; sisters, Rebecca (Richard) Quinn, Laurissa (Bob) Hellmann, and Jessica Smith; nieces, Rachel (Joe) Storino, Heidi Quinn (Andrew White), and Hope Hellmann; nephews, Kevin Quinn (Lauren Freeburg) , Max Hellmann and Jamie Hellmann; as well as many cousins and long-time friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.
A memorial visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12:30 p.m. at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Route. 176, Crystal Lake, IL 60014.